Daniel Kretinsky has agreed to the option of buying West Ham completely as part of his investment plans, according to reports from Evening Standard.

Earlier this month, the Czech billionaire purchased a 27%
share at the club. The deal included an option to buy the remaining shares owned
by David Sullivan and David Gold for a fixed price.

The report claims documents have been submitted to Companies House where Sullivan can sell his shares to Kretinsky at an already agreed price. The Slavia Prague owner also holds the option to buy Sullivan’s shares.

Complex deal

When West Ham moved from Upton Park to the London Stadium, it was agreed that if they sell the club for more than £300m, 20 per cent of any profit would go to the ground’s landlord, the London Legacy Development Corporation.

Kretinsky’s investment company value West Ham at around £700m.

The 46-year-old businessman is expected to make gradual changes at the club, and it seems taking full control of the London club is one of his priorities.

He has been heavily impressed with how West Ham have
performed this season under David Moyes. He wants to see the club making steady
progress, and has hinted that the club won’t spend big in the January transfer
window.

To be fair, it’s a sensible decision. West Ham already have a settled squad, and all Moyes needs is one or two players to fill some gaps.

For instance, the Hammers can look to buy a centre-back to
replace Angelo Ogbonna who will miss the rest of the season. Even a temporary
deal would work for them.

Similarly, signing a striker is important. Getting into the top four would be a massive achievement for the club, and it will also give Kretinsky a solid platform to work on the club’s brand value.

In other West Ham news, David Moyes revealed his Europa League ambition ahead of the game against Rapid Vienna.

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